School sites across IUSD will hold school level science fairs. Your child must participate in a school level science fair to advance to the District Science Fair and/or the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair. Please see below the eligibility rules for the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair.
To be eligible for the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (OCSEF), students must have participated in the IUSD Science Fair.
ELEMENTARY SCIENCE SPECIALIST PROGRAM
All fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in the Irvine Unified School District receive 120 minutes of hands-on science instruction each week. An additional 60 minutes of science instruction is provided by each child's classroom teacher. This program is unique among Orange County school districts!
This comprehensive science program includes a balanced curriculum including Earth, Life, and Physical Science as well as Investigation and Experimentation skills. Additionally, all students receive instruction and practice in the Scientific Method and students are required to complete a Science Fair project.